New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - August 6, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas
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One Section, 14 PagesStammtischBest wishes
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung wishes “happy birthday” today to Pauline Doegc, Dustin Schriewcr, Jacob Borchcrs, Dean Jackson, Judy Mints, Frances Erben and Sean Prcuss.
Belated birthday wishes to Avelita Chapa, Jennifer Vetter, Roger Reiningcr and Jerry Ahr.
Know of a birthday or anniversary? Give our receptionist a call the day before at 625-9144 — we’d like to share in the greetings.Rummage sale
La Mujer Tejana, a non-profit organization, will sponsor a rummage and bake sale Saturday, Aug.
17 and Sunday, Aug. 18 at the Weekend Flea Market, 1661 S. Seguin Ave. from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.Concerned citizens
Concerned Citizens Coalition will hold its regular monthly meeting Wednesday, Aug. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at Victoria Bank and Trust meeting room located at 1000 N. Walnut Ave. Guest speaker will be Rebecca Bernard, associate director of public relations for die Texas Nature Conservancy.
Candidates for the upcoming NBISD trustee election have been invited to attend and will be allowed to address the audience.Reunion committee
Vicjos Amigos reunion committee will sponsor a fundraiser Saturday, Aug. IO at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church from 11 a m. to 3 p.m. Barbecued chicken plates will sell for S3.50.Dance school
Registration for the 1991-92 Hermann Son School of Dance will be Thursday, Aug. 15 from I -6 p.m. at the lodge located at 463 N. Union St. In order to register, students must be members of Her maim Sons and in good standing Students must be between the ages of 3 and 18. Registration fee per student is SIO. For more informa lion call Denise Bird at 625-3093 or Marti Matthews at 625-2977.Flag retirement
A dale has beat set to proceed with the flag retirement ceremony sponsored by the American legion Post #35 and Auxiliary. The public is invited to observe the ritual slated to begin at 8 p m. in Camp Comal Park located at lite end of Kuehlcr Ave. on Friday, Aug. 16 Tile post is continuing lo accept unserviceable flags until ceremony lime. For more information cal Leon Helmke at 629-1252.Rummage sale
Canyon Lake Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary wit sponsor a rummage sale Saturday Aug. IO at Start/’s Cafe in Start /vide at 9 a m. Donations of all kinds needed. Call Wanda Skiimer at 512/899-2712.School Immunizations
The Comal County Health Department announces its sc he dule for immunizing children aru adults prior to the beginning of school. Through Aug. 22, all walk in immunization clinics will be at the Knight’s of Columbus Hal across from the main entrance to Landa Park. The clinics will be held each Tuesday arui Thursday from 9-11 a m. and 1-4 p.m. Tuesday clinics will be for all ages.
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A good chance for rain this after noon and evening marks a forecast dial includes partly cloudy skies, a high near 94, a low near 75 arui southeast winds at IO-12 mph. Slightly drier conditions over die next few days could see die temperature clunb a few degrees. In New Braunfels Monday, die high was 94 and the overiugiu low was 70. In die 24 hour period ending at 7 a in today, .03 inch of rainfall was recorded. For weather details, please sec Page 2.
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Young Woman of the Year
Accepting the congratulations of outgoing 1991 Texas Young Woman of the Year Melissa Hinojosa, left, is Melissa Janet Marse of Austin, chosen just before midnight Saturday as 1992 Texas Young Woman of the Year in a program staged at the New Braunfels Civic Center. Miss Hinojosa is of Laredo and Miss Marse is an Austin resident. As winner of the state final, Miss Marse will represent Texas in the national competition in Mobile, Ala , and could become America s Young Woman of the Year.
The program formerly was known as Junior Miss. (Photo by Annexes Schlickenrieder)
Kuempel sees6tough choices’
By STEPHANIE FERGUSON City Editor
In an effort to balance the state budget, Rep Edmund Kuempel says it will take a combination of a lottery and new taxes.
“I had hoped we would be able to come out with a balanced budget — one that required no new taxes,” said Kuempel, R Seguin.
"A lot of conservatives made some tough choices and some hard votes on cutting the budget to make sure it would fit within our revenue and we were not able to persuade the majority of the House in going along with that,” he said.
Kuempel voted against the two-year state budget approved Monday
by the House of Representatives. The vote was 80 66.
The original budget propi*sal for the biennial was $56.1 billion.
Later in the day Kuempel voted for a state lottery, which would bring in a projected S450 million over the next two years.
After the Senate passes the lottery
bill and the governor signs it, voters in the state of Texas will have an opportunity to vote on the measure in November.
Kuempel said the lottery, if passed by the voters, will not solve the budget woes
“I don’t think there’s any question that we will have a tax bill,” he said. “Even if the lottery passes that would
dedicate it to the (prisons) and public education, so that won’t help general revenue as much."
Early this morning, representatives made an effort to add up budget shortfalls by voting to approve increases in alcoholic beverage, criminal justice and insurance taxes and fees, which combined would raise about $30 million.
SAFE using firecrackers to spark new fund drive
By STEPHANIE f ERGUSON City Editor
Armed with thousands of card* boaid, imitation firecrackers, members of Securing a Future Environment entered another pliase today in its fight against Lafarge.
“The fuse is still burning in New Braunfels,” said SAFE member Paul Pennington, “despite the efforts and opposition of all of our state elected officials, city council, professional groups, county commissioners and even the Edwards Underground Water District.”
Members of SAFE held a press conference today, two weeks after sending a letter to officials of Lafargc asking them to withdraw their permits to the T exas Air Control Board and Texas Water Commission. While
Lafarge officials did not respond to the request, the New Braunfels Herald-'/^ttung aceived a written response today.
Calling it an “unfortunate announcement," Lafarge officials staled: “For reasons only they know, the members of SAFE issued a letter in which they sci a deadline of noon Aug I as the time Lafargc and Sys-tech should withdraw its permit applications. We will not abide by arbitrary deadlines that have no significance except to generate publicity.”
I he statement also said officials would proceed with its plans lo allow Southwest Research Institute to pro cecd with its environmental risk assessment of the project to store and bum waste at the Balcones Cement Plant. The assessment is expected to
cost Lafargc/Systcch $300,000.
“The environmental assessment will be completed. Whether or not we obtain the permits, the people of New Braunfels and Comal County will have the benefit of a thorough and independent discussion of inc coprocessing technology and, specifically, of this proposed supplemental fuels project,” the statement said Lafarge Corp. and its subsidiary Sys-tech Environmental Corp. must receive permits from those agencies lo store and bum hazardous waste at the Balcones Cement Plant, outside of New Braunfels.
Members of SAFE announced today they will continue their fight against Lafargc/Systcch by hiring
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Sohn new TPPA vice presidentGood Day
Bob Sohn, general manager of New Braunfels Utilities, was elected vice prest dem of die Texas Public Power Association during an annual meeting July 30 in Austin Sohn
Sohn also was named to the TPPA Honor Roll, an annual award recog nizing an individual for substantial comr thulium made toward attaining the goals of I PPA and towaid
enhancing the prestige of the association.
TPPA Executive Director Mike Williams said some of Sohn’x more important contributions during the past year were his efforts in opposition to the sale of the Lower Colorado River Authority, proposed by some state officials as part of budget deficit reduction plan
Sohn lobbied New Braunfels and other area officials about the unfairness and negative impact of such a sale and testified he foie legislative committees in Austin, Williams said “He’s the kind of person that's
always there when we need hun, he said.
As vice president, Sohn likely will remain involved in legislative ai fairs arid in other special projects as recommended by the new president. John Woody, assistant city manager of College Stauon, Williams said
Sohn served as secretary -treasurer during 1990 91.
The Texas Public Power Association, formed in 1978, represents public electric utilities in Texas Members include* 58 municipal utilities, joint action agencies, river authorities and rural elccuic cooperatives in Texas.
Comal County Sheriff Jack Bremer presents a life saving bar to Sgt. Dennis Koepp (Photo by Robert Stewart)Officer given county’s first life saving bar
By ROBERT STEWART Staff Writer
Sgt. Dcruus Koepp of the Comal County Sheriff* s Department has been awarded a life saving bar by Sheriff Jack Bremer, in recogmuon of his quick service ut Hacking and apprehending a suspect in the alleged kidnapping and sexual assault of a convenience store employee May 20, Bremer
Hie award is the first life saving bar given in Comal County Koepp will display the bar on his uniform, Bremer said
“I want to commend Koepp for his outstanding work on this case," Bremer said.
Floyd De wayne Allen Jr., 21, of the Tanglewood Shores arca of Canyon Lake was indicted on July 18 by a Comal County Grand Jury on charges of aggravated kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault stemming from the incident al the convenience store, located on Farm to Market Road 306 near Canyon lake.
On May 27, Koepp was selected as Lawman of the Year and presented with the Ed Murphy Memorial Awald by the New Braunfels Breakfast
CISD unanimously approves bigger budget
By ROBERT STEWART SUH Writer
The Comal independent School District Board of Trustees unanimously approved a budget of $24,966,703 for the fiscal year 1991-92 at their meeting Monday.
Trustee Bill Hayes was absent.
The increase of almost $1.5 million over last year’s budget was due to state-mandated cost increases and die addition of the new Bill Brown Elementary School, said Abel Carn pot, business manager
Without the increases forced by the state, this budget would have been around $526,000 less than last year, Campos said “We cut wherever we could,” he said.
“I'd like to thank ail the adminisura
tors who worked on this budget,” Trustee Torn Potter said. “We had good advance nonce and publicity .”
Presentation of the budget figures by Abel Campos, business manager, went smoothly as there were no questions from the audience and few from
the board Board members reviewed the budget in detail ai two budget workshops last week “We are not letung the district slip,” Superintendent Joe Rogers said “We're making it belter ”
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